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The legendary 1917 film Cleopatra, starring Theda Bara, is not completely lost as it is commonly thought.  A few seconds-long fragments survive, this video being one of them.  It is unlikely that the rest of the movie will ever be found because the only two prints were destroyed in fires at Fox Studios in 1937 and the MoMA in 1958.

Cleopatra may have not gotten the best reviews upon its release, but Theda Bara as the title character remains iconic as the original vamp.

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